Kirkuk Crude Pumped via KRG Pipeline

By John Lee.

Oil Minister Dr. Adel Abdul Mahdi [Adel Abdel Mehdi] (pictured) has said that oil from the Kirkuk oil fields is now being pumped through the oil pipes and infrastructure built by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

The Minister said:

"150,000 oil barrels that include some oil produced from Kirkuk oil fields have been transported into the Turkish sea ports ... The Iraqi Government approved these procedures as a good will initiative.

"The majority of this amount of oil is produced from Kirkuk oil fields which are controlled by the Kurds."

(Source: AIN)

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